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  • Currently: March

    I have not done one of these in a long time! However, I am "currently" procrastinating doing a few other things, so why not? Reading: The Namesake by Jhumpa... Read more

    Posted on 13 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: February

    Looking Back: February

    For a short month, February was chock full of stuff! Even during the short week after Presidents' Day weekend, it seemed like we crammed seven days worth of wor... Read more

    Posted on 02 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: January

    Looking Back: January

    The word of the month for January on our side of the country is "wet." It has seemingly been raining for the last month straight (or longer?) in the Bay Area, i... Read more

    Posted on 07 February 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Forward: Goals 2017

    Last year I did a pretty shoddy job with my goals. However, I had a great year and part of the greatness was in the act of attempting to achieve those goals,... Read more

    Posted on 23 January 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: 2016 Money Pie

    Looking Back: 2016 Money

    Happy New Year!! It's that time of year again...money pie time!! As you know, each year I recap my spending throughout the year as a percentage. Read more

    Posted on 02 January 2017 TRAVEL
  • Look Back: Goals 2016

    At the beginning of this year, I set a few goals for myself. Unfortunately, I did not do a very good job of sticking to them this time! Last year, out of about... Read more

    Posted on 28 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • Best of 2016: Books

    Wow, this year has really flown by and it's time again for the best of the best lists! I enjoy looking back at other people's prior year's lists as well as my... Read more

    Posted on 27 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: October & November

    You know how sometimes you go into a motivation rabbit hole and you just can't climb back out into the light?  I have been going to work earlier than normal... Read more

    Posted on 20 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: September

    Looking Back: September

    For the past two Septembers, I have taken advantage of the fact that I get Labor day off, that the weather is still nice, and that the flights are a bit cheaper... Read more

    Posted on 27 October 2016 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: July & August

    Looking Back: July August

    I wrote the July portion of this post over a month ago and then it just sat in my drafts folder until today, when I was going to start an August post... Read more

    Posted on 23 September 2016 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: June

    Looking Back: June

    Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January. Read more at:... Read more

    Posted on 11 July 2016 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: May

    Looking Back:

    My favorite month of the year is over! I always like May, as it is springlike and jolly, plus it includes Mother's Day and my birthday! Read more

    Posted on 06 June 2016 TRAVEL
  • Quicksilver 100k

    Quicksilver 100k

    Last year I ran the Quicksilver (QS) 100k right in the middle of buying a house and therefore I just realized I never recapped the race. Read more

    Posted on 25 May 2016 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: April

    Looking Back: April

    What's the saying about April? It it the one who goes in like a lion and out like a lamb? Or is it that April showers bring May flowers? Read more

    Posted on 06 May 2016 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: March

    Looking Back: March

    March is the month of madness! I finally did my taxes (mostly), got a lot of stuff done in the yard/around the house and spent a lot of time with friends who I... Read more

    Posted on 04 April 2016 TRAVEL
  • One Man's Trash

    Man's Trash

    I am always trying to get rid of things. I probably go through my closets once every month or two months and throw things away. Read more

    Posted on 22 March 2016 TRAVEL
  • Friday Fun Day

    Happy Friday everyone! I am glad this one has rolled around, as I feel as if this week has been a bit of a whirlwind. Here's to a calm Friday and a great weeken... Read more

    Posted on 11 March 2016 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: February

    Looking Back: February

    This month felt shorter than normal! Ha. That was a joke... Really though, February did go by fast, but that is what happens when you are working on the weekday... Read more

    Posted on 01 March 2016 TRAVEL
  • Jed Smith 50k

    In 2014, I ran my first Jed Smith. This is what I had to say about it: I don't know that I would do this race again. I am not a huge fan of the multi loop... Read more

    Posted on 12 February 2016 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: January

    Well here we are, starting another month again. I know February is going to fly by, since it's a leap year this year! January was also quite quick, even though ... Read more

    Posted on 01 February 2016 TRAVEL